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Hamilton Park- Preview 31st August 2022

Gordon Brown – Race Reporter

Gordon has a wealth of experience of racing through his background in the written and broadcast media. His current principle role is reporting and supporting the scene in Scotland on Racing TV and relaying the latest news with Scottish angles.

TRISTAN DAVIDSON is looking forward to another decent performance from his Kodiac filly Iris Dancer at Hamilton Park on Wednesday night.


The Cumbrian raider faces five rivals in the Horse Racing Tips Fillies’ Handicap over six-furlongs.  


Davidson said: “She’s been in pretty good form and, although she was fifth at Musselburgh last time, it was a bunch finish and she wasn’t beaten very far. It’s been rare for her to have been out of the money this year and the ground should be fine as it was soft when she won at Hamilton back in the spring.”


In a hot sprint opposition to Iris Dancer includes top-weight Elegant Erin, who rattled off a hat-trick earlier in the summer, and Emeralds Pride from the opposite end of the handicap, who was runner-up as a two-year-old on his only previous visit to the Lanarkshire track.


George Scott has won with four of his five previous runners at Hamilton Park and the Newmarket trainer’s only representative is Coco Jack in the Live Betting Odds Pro 2-Y-O Series Final Nursery Handicap. 


Coco Jack qualified for this £20,000 event with a head victory over course and distance in June when he as also partnered by Ben Curtis.